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Old 07-18-2014, 05:25 PM
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Jungle Jim Trimmer Rack - RANT

Last Fall I bought a single Jungle Jim trimmer rack for my trailer. It attached and held the trimmer well. I liked the design. I thought the construction was a bit light and the welds were not very good, almost tack welds.

This spring after a couple of months I saw the welds holding the rack to the base breaking. I brought it to a welder and he re-welded all around the racks, commented on the weak construction and said the new welds would hold. Great.

Then just last week I noticed new cracks, now through the base that hold the rack to the trailer. With a few wiggles the entire base cracked and the rack came right off of the trailer. At least I wasn't on the highway going 60mph and my trimmer goes through someone's windshield!

I contacted Jungle Jim with this information - they have a 2 year warranty and I only had this for 6 months. They said that because I had a weld put on the rack the warranty was void!

This is no way to treat a customer in this business. I suggest steering clear of Jungle Jim.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:09 PM
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Should have had the welder build your trimmer racks in the first place...fabricators are not cheap but most of the time you only have to pay them once and it is a life time product..
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:10 PM
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Jungle Jim's racks are junk, had one for a year before 2 of the 3 spots broke apart. Xtreme trimmer racks are the way to go.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:17 PM
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I ordered a set of the xtreme trimmer racks yesterday. Should be here Tuesday they look to be really strong and durable
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:17 PM
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Should have had the welder build your trimmer racks in the first place...fabricators are not cheap but most of the time you only have to pay them once and it is a life time product..
Why so they could have welded thumbs and bounce and bend the shafts?

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Old 07-18-2014, 09:26 PM
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I have a set of JJ's on my backup trailer because I got them cheap, I have trimmer traps for everything else. I'm very pleased with them, never had a lost or broken unit.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:53 AM
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Southertide, Do the blocks add much weight to the trimmer or edger? Those racks look like a good idea.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:57 AM
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Southertide, Do the blocks add much weight to the trimmer or edger? Those racks look like a good idea.
Lightweight Aluminum blocks the frames are made of Galvanize we used Galvanize to make playground equipment (all playground equip. is galvanize) at one of my old welding jobs, it is a lot more durable than that tin can metal used on JJ racks
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:13 AM
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The bottom plate in the OPs pic should be bolted to the floor of the trailer and the uprights should have been spot welded or bolted to the side rails. I don't care what kind of racks you purchase, they need support in at least two spots. Those racks would most likely still be in use if they were installed properly.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:32 AM
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You are 100% correct. Those are not designed to be mounted only at the bottom like that. Improper mounting is a major cause of that failure.


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The bottom plate in the OPs pic should be bolted to the floor of the trailer and the uprights should have been spot welded or bolted to the side rails. I don't care what kind of racks you purchase, they need support in at least two spots. Those racks would most likely still be in use if they were installed properly.
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